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The role of national and international retail alliances in the agricultural and food supply chain

A two-day technical workshop brought together economic and legal experts and stakeholders from the retail and manufacturing industries to shed light on what retail alliances are and how they function, the efficiencies or challenges they may create...

On 4-5 November 2019, the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) and the JRC co-organised a two-day technical workshop in Brussels on the role of national and international retail alliances in the agricultural and food supply chains.

The European retail sector has been rapidly adapting and evolving in recent decades, with retailers increasingly engaging in cooperation through national and international retail alliances.

Through these alliances, retailers cooperate in terms of procurement, private label sourcing, innovation and so forth. However, the precise role and implications of such retail alliances are still not well understood by policymakers.

The workshop brought together economic and legal experts and stakeholders from the retail and manufacturing industries to shed light on what retail alliances are and how they function, the efficiencies or challenges they may create, implications they might have on consumers and upstream actors in the food supply chain, and the legal context in which they operate.

Staff from DGs AGRI, COMP, GROW, the JRC and the European Parliament, together with stakeholders from the retail, food manufacturing and agricultural sectors and experts from both the EU and national competition authorities participated in the workshop and engaged in a lively and interesting debate on the topic.

The JRC report summarising the insights and views presented at the workshop can be found here: Retail alliances in the agricultural and food supply chain

The workshop agenda and the presentations are available below:

ra_workshop_agenda-final.pdf
English
(298.04 KB - PDF)
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SESSION I- Introduction

ra_1_1_dobson_what_challenges_do_ra_raise_and_what_opportunities_do_they_offer.pdf
English
(982.81 KB - PDF)
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Paul Dobson – University of East Anglia

SESSION II – The economic efficiency of retail alliances and their impact on the agri-food supply chain

ra_2_1_wey_the_economics_of_buyer_power_and_ra.pdf
English
(75.89 KB - PDF)
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Christian Wey – DICE, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf

ra_2_2_chambolle_the_impact_of_ra_on_prices_and_product_variety.pdf
English
(939.89 KB - PDF)
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Claire Chambolle - INRA

A cocktail of "fresh" issues on the role of retail alliances
English
(251.82 KB - PDF)
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Stéphane Caprice – TSE, INRA

Economic impact of retail alliances on upstream operators in the food supply chain
English
(2.16 MB - PDF)
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Steve McCorriston – University of Exeter

SESSION III– The functioning of retail alliances, economic and legal challenges

What are European retail alliances (ERAs), what do they do, and how do they function?
English
(1.82 MB - PDF)
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Pierre Bouchut - former retail executive

ra_3_2_essmann_what_are_national_cooperative_buying_groups_and_how_do_they_differentiate_from_eras.pdf
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(2.53 MB - PDF)
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Dirk Eßmann - EDEKA

ra_3_3_larrachoechea_a_manufacturers_perspective_on_ra.pdf
English
(2.22 MB - PDF)
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Ignacio Larracoechea – Industry Expert

ra_3_4_anton_ra_private_labels_and_their_impact_on_producers_dairy_sector.pdf
English
(1.77 MB - PDF)
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Alexander Anton – European Dairy Association

SESSION IV – Retail alliances under EU and national law

ra_4_1_chauve_ra_under_eu_competition_law.pdf
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(509.01 KB - PDF)
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Philippe Chauve - DG COMP

ra_4_2_bauer_theories_of_harm_in_assessing_ra.pdf
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(566.19 KB - PDF)
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Michael Bauer - CMS Law

ra_4_3_clementi_ra_overview_of_italian_experience_and_case_study.pdf
English
(1.3 MB - PDF)
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Lorenzo Clementi - AGCM

ra_4_4_engelsing_competition_aspects_of_ra_experiences_from_germany.pdf
English
(536.23 KB - PDF)
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Felix Engelsing - Bundeskartellamt

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